Community leaders and elected officials attending our 35th annual Vincent Chin Day of Rememberance event
ACJ partners yearly with APIAVote-Michigan and several other organizations to conduct community engagement, voter outreach and education, voter registration, phone banking, and canvassing. Educating and reaching out to Asian Americans about voting and how to get engaged is a key component of our work.
ACJ partners every election with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) to conduct exit surveying; document incidences of voter suppression; and work with city clerks and elected officials to improve voting procedures for all.
ACJ has begun an exciting collaboration with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA (AAAJ-LA) to deploy attorneys to highly-populated Asian American districts during elections to monitor, challenge, and potentially litigate incidences of voter suppression. ACJ is also working with state and local elected officials to ensure translated voting materials is available and Section 208 is adhered to.
Volunteers are a key component of this work. Please stay tuned for information on how you can help.
ACJ frequently gives presentations to the public on the history of Asian American immigration, and social and economic contributions they’ve made to the state. A focus of these presentations is also immigration laws in the workplace; naturalization; and healthcare coverage. We are the yearly featured Asian American organization presenter of the New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership series.
ACJ has also partnered with the University of Michigan‘s Asian, Pacific Islander American Studies department as a featured field site for it’s American Culture course. Please contact us for more information on how you can intern with us for course credit.
Each year ACJ provides a $1,000 scholarship to a first or second year law student with an interest in public service/civil rights law. The scholarship requires a summer fellowship with the organization. Please see the link below for the application and more information.
ACJ is a member organization of the Asian American Engagement Coalition (AAEC). This coalition works with with legislative members of the Asian Pacific American Caucus, who represent highly-populated Asian American districts. The coalition works to identify pertinent policy issues affecting Asian Americans and advocate for policy reform.
ACJ collaborates with the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) , sharing issues that affect Asian Americans in Michigan. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to serve the APIA community through advocacy. Members of ACJ’s Board of Directors are appointed members of the commission
We are a staunch supporter of fair and just treatment of citizen and non-citizen immigrants. We partake in immigration advocacy in a variety of ways, including meeting with law enforcement and ICE officials about problematic incidences; assisting with organizing citizenship workshops ans naturalization events; conduct public education on immigrant legal rights; and provide resources to immigrants who need assistance with social, economic, or legal issues.
If you are an immigrant and need assistance with any issues, please contact us.